Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
. it says that 1 billion pounds was spent on educating children in three african countries. there has been no improvement whatsoever in literacy. it is all about meeting targets, not achieving anything. that is the biggest problem. i would not object if it was going to do something. >> really? >> i have no problem. but it is corrosive. it is corroding the connection between governments and people. a lot of the money and workers say it does not work. forget for all the talk we hear about education, $1.3 billion helps to clean up turkey and improve things and iceland. this is where the money is going. they do not know what to do with the money. a lot of consultants are getting rich on the back of this. >> no development aid goes to iceland. that money is about exception to the european union. that is the kind of misunderstanding. it does not come out of the aid budget. but a fight in -- >> 500 million last year paid consultants. many of them grow straight into the pockets of the people who run them. >> absolutely right. she looks at exactly where the money goes. it does worry us. absolutely.